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Bulgaria 2-1: Rescuer Jovetic missed a penalty kick for Despodov

Bulgaria 2-1: Rescuer Jovetic missed a penalty kick for Despodov

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Stefan Jovetic celebrates his goal for Montenegro against Bulgaria in the Euro qualifier | September 10, 2023
@2023 Risto Bozovic/AP Photos

With Stefan Jovetic turning hero in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Montenegro edged out Bulgaria 2-1 and survived the battle for qualification for Euro 2024. Kirill Despodov missed a penalty.

Montenegro and Bulgaria were involved in a fight for survival on Sunday night (10/09) as both teams wanted to stay in contention for the three points to qualify for Euro 2024, and the end found the hosts smiling wide indeed.

And that’s because they saw Stefan Jovetic take on the mantle of hero and make up for them, with newcomer Olympiacos coming on as a substitute early in the second half and missing the net in the 90+6 minute to give his compatriots a massive winner.

On the contrary, Bulgaria remained in last place from Group G in the qualifiers with this result, and it must not only play with its luck for the goal that it conceded in the final of extra time, but also for the 60th minute stage. With Despodov to take the penalty kick (where the score was 1-1). 0 for Montenegro), but the PAOK striker came out missing in his rendezvous with goalkeeper Mijatović from the white bullet.

Kirill Despodov in Bulgaria's Euro qualifier against Montenegro |  September 10, 2023

Kirill Despodov in Bulgaria’s Euro qualifier against Montenegro | September 10, 2023
@2023 Risto Bozovic/AP Photos

As for the development of the match, the Montenegrin national team advanced in the 45 + 1 minute through Savic (he scored for the second match in a row), while the Bulgarians missed a penalty kick with Despodov in the 60th minute (essential, he played until the final match). ) but found the equalizer in the 79th minute by Borokov.

However, even though Montenegro had been playing numerically behind since the 59th minute due to Vujacic being sent off (second yellow card), it was he who celebrated ferociously in the final thanks to Jovetić’s superb header (he was substituted in the 46th minute) in the sixth minute of delay. .

As for the other matches that took place on Sunday afternoon, Moldova got away with the three points from the Faroe Islands thanks to a Rata goal (1-0) and remained within the qualification distance from Group E, while Denmark lost 1-0 away at home to Finland with Hojbjerg’s goal. The golden goal, four minutes before the end of the 90th minute, took the lead in Group Eight.

Results of the sixth round of the second group

  • 10/09 21:45 Greece – Gibraltar
  • 10/09 21:45 Ireland – Netherlands
  • holiday: France

Program for the seventh match

  • 10/13, 21:45 Ireland – Greece
  • 10/13, 21:45 Netherlands – France
  • holiday: Tarek mountain

The results of the sixth round in the fifth group

  • Faroe Islands – Moldova 0-1 (53′ rata)
  • 10/09 21:45 Albania – Poland
  • holiday: Czech Republic

Program for the seventh match

  • 12/10 21:45 Albania – Czech Republic
  • 12/10 21:45 Faroe Islands – Poland
  • holiday: Moldova

The results of the sixth round of the seventh group

  • Montenegro – Bulgaria 2-1 (45 + 1′ Savic, 90 + 6′ Jovetic / 79′ Borokov)
  • 10/09 21:45 Lithuania – Serbia
  • holiday: Hungary

Program for the seventh match

  • 10/14 19:00 Bulgaria – Lithuania
  • 10/14 21:45 Hungary – Serbia
  • holiday: the black Mountain

Results of the sixth round of the eighth group

  • Kazakhstan – Northern Ireland 1-0 (27′ Samorodov)
  • Finland – Denmark 0-1 (86′ Hoiberg)
  • 10/09 21:45 San Marino – Slovenia

Program for the seventh match

  • 10/14 16:00 Northern Ireland – San Marino
  • 10/14 19:00 Slovenia – Finland
  • 10/14 21:45 Denmark – Kazakhstan
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